Apply for Scholarship

Scholarships can be a great way to help pay for college. The Hennepin Technical College Foundation offers scholarships for fall and spring semesters.

HTC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships from Community Partners

It's also smart to look for additional scholarships outside of the college or Foundation. Look to local community organizations, like your local Chamber of Commerce, or to professional organizations in the field you are entering. They may offer scholarships to help students in their community or profession.

  • LeadMN Scholarship

LeadMN represents the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. Our students LeadMN by developing leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.

LeadMN has two scholarship deadlines: November 1 and April 1.  Visit the LeadMN website for more information and to apply.

  • Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color Scholarship
    DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019

Hennepin Technical College is a member of the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC).  MnACC is a non-competitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota's students of color. 

HTC students of color can apply for the MnACC Scholarship.  Scholarship amounts typically range from $500-$2,500 to be used towards education during the 2019-20 academic year.  Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

  • Mike Rowe Works Foundation Scholarship
    DEADLINE: MARCH 28, 2019

    The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on Monday, January 28, 2019 and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

    We're looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn't focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It's about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

  • 2019 PMMI Scholarships
    DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019

    The PMMI Foundation provides over $200,000 annually in scholarships to students attending PMMI Partner Schools. These scholarships underscorePMMI’s commitment to the future of the packaging and processing industry.

    Application Requirements:
    • Completed online application including essay questions
    • What experience(s) have influenced your decision to pursue a career in manufacturing and specific field of study you selected?
    • What type of work do you see yourself doing after you graduate and what motivates you to pursue this career
    • Copy of your transcripts
    • Faculty recommendation
    • For more information contact Kate Fiorianti, Education Manager, at or 571-266-4406

  • Promise Scholarship

    DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019

    The Hennepin Technical College Foundation awards Promise Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for high-achieving students from underrepresented communities. First-year students are encouraged to apply who meet the following criteria:

    • Students of color, first-generation students, and/or women entering nontraditional careers
    • Earn a 3.00 GPA, OR achieve a specific ACCUPLACER score for adult learners
    • A short essay describing your educational or career goals (500-word count maximum)

  • Workforce Scholarship

    DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019

    Workforce Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 each are awards to a new student pursuing an associate degree, diploma, or certificate in high-demand fields of Health, Information Technology, and Manufacturing and Engineering. Students are encouraged to apply who meet the following criteria:

    • New HTC student (Not a current or past student)
    • Minnesota Resident
    • Enroll in at least nine credits Fall semester 2019
    • Applied to HTC in a qualifying programs
    • Pell eligible

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There are plenty of free ways to find out about scholarships that you should not need to pay for the information.


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